Review: The Dress 2 by Shinohara Tomoe

The book I’m going to review is called The Dress 2 by Shinohara Tomoe. In Japanese the title is ザ・ワンピース 篠原ともえのソーイングBOOK 2. I haven’t brought the first book but I think book 2 has more nicer dress designs.
I first came across Shinohara Tomoe on a Japanese kid TV show called Miitsuketa! The second time was on a Japanese craft TV show; teaching your how to make a sew a scarf.
Tomoe is very talented. Can sing, can sew and make accessories.

In Japan they call dresses as one piece. When I was smaller I loved wearing dresses but as I’ve grown up, now I prefer the comfort of pants. I brought this book, so I can make the dresses I would like to wear.

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The picture above is the content page. I love how it has a picture of each dress. Makes it more easier than flipping through the book isn’t it?
Because of EGL influence, I’m a big fan of the A-line skirts/dress.

The spotty dress is nice for summer days. I wondering if it’ll make a good maternity dress.

It’s always nice to have a little black dress. Above would be nice to add to the work outfits.

The yellow dress has a nice retro look. But I wondering if you’ll need a peticoat under it. I like the raffle sleeves.

After the pictures, the book moves onto the patterns and how to put the dress designs together. This book has good designs to follow.

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At the back of the book, it comes with fold out patterns for the dress.

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In conclusion, the dress book has different designs for all occasion, from business to casual.
I look forward in trying these patterns out and create my own dresses. It’s finally spring in Australia, so it’ll be a good time to create some new dress for the hot summer days.

Author: Shinohara Tomoe / Cho
ISBN: 9784579116034
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Hope you enjoyed this book review!